Stone slabs, river rock accents and waterwise plants make this new landscape easy to maintain and comfortable to live in. The front steps were widened and a wood handrail was added to tie in the wood of the bench in front. Dwarf mondo grass was planted under the large shade tree as an alternative to leaving the soil bare. This will cut down on erosion. River rocks help with drainage and are a beautiful design element. A boulder water feature evokes calm to arriving guests.